A Letter from the District Attorney

Welcome to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office website

The 23rd JDA has the responsibility and authority to investigate and prosecute crimes in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James. In addition, your District Attorney’s office handles a wide variety of other matters within the district including child support enforcement, juvenile matters, and the civil representation of most of the public entities located in the 23rd Judicial District. Ricky Babin, who was elected twice by the residents of that tri-parish area, is the District Attorney. Joining District Attorney Babin is a team of Assistant District Attorneys, Researchers, Investigators and Administrative and Support staff, all focused on one common goal, – the full and effective prosecutions of criminals in order to keep our tri-parish area the safest it can be.

We invite you to take a look around, where you will find useful information on many services we offer, along with a personnel list so you can reach the right people at the right time.


Donaldsonville Man Sentenced on Manslaughter Charge

On April 26, 2015, Shawn Broom of 504 Catherine St. Donaldsonville, LA., age 28, pled guilty to Manslaughter. Broom who was originally indicted on the 2nd Degree Murder of Michael Stewart, age 21, of Donaldsonville was prosecuted by Assistant District…READ MORE

During the Week of July 18 – July 22, 2016, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James.

Ascension Parish: 1. Rodney Carlson Jr., 39080 Little Creek Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 31, pled guilty to Illegal Possession of Stolen Things and Monetary Instrument Abuse. Carlson was sentenced to 3 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit…READ MORE